Avianca Brasil will launch daily passenger service between Miami International Airport and São Paulo on June 23, 2017.
Miami will be the first U.S. destination and only the second outside of Brazil for the airline.
“I commend the MIA team for continually attracting new international air service to our community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “It is especially encouraging to see increased service from our top international market of Brazil, which had a downturn in travel last year.”
MIA currently serves an average of 71 weekly non-stop passenger flights to eight cities in Brazil, which is the most of any U.S. airport. Avianca Brasil will be the airport’s third airline serving Brazil, MIA’s top international market in 2015 with more 2.1 million total passengers.
“We are honored that Avianca Brasil has chosen to expand its operations at MIA, and also make Miami its first passenger route outside of South America,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “While we continue to pursue routes in untapped regions across the globe, we are also working to strengthen air service in our stronghold areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Avianca Brasil is the fifth passenger airline to schedule a launch into the Miami market this year. Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris began four weekly flights to Guadalajara and daily flights to Mexico City on February 1.